On Monday 31 January the Crown Princess will visit the headquarters of the International Red Cross for the first time. Her programme also includes meetings with UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and representatives of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Humanitarian issues and health
On Tuesday 1 February, the Crown Princess will have a meeting with the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, and his staff at the organisation’s headquarters in Geneva.
The Crown Princess was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in 2006. Since 2008 she has focused particularly on efforts to involve young people in the global campaign to combat the disease. Young people are more likely to know what is needed to make their age group less vulnerable to HIV infection. According to UNAIDS, 40% of those who are newly infected are between 15 and 24 years of age.
The main topics for her visit will be humanitarian issues with a focus on refugees, and health issues with a focus on HIV/AIDS.
Travel and accommodation
Members of the press who plan to accompany the Crown Princess must apply for accreditation by Thursday 27 January. Transport in Geneva for accredited members of the press will be coordinated by the Mission. Travel expenses are to be covered by the respective news agencies.
Members of the Norwegian press may contact one of the following for further information and accreditation:
- Marianne Hagen: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Members of the foreign press may contact the Mission of Norway to the UN in Geneva for accreditation: email@example.com